Day in history for September 4, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
The plank road bridge across Rock River is now open for public travel. Our citizens will be glad to learn that the crossing on all the bridges to Camden Mills is now perfectly safe.

1880 -- 125 years ago
City Attorney Corbett will be one of the speakers at the Milan Democratic meeting on Saturday.

1905 -- 100 years ago
J.B. Ingalls, for 8 years manager of the jewelry department for L.S. McCabe And Co., has decided to embark in the jewelry business in Rock Island on his own. He has leased the store room at 1707 2nd Ave.

1930 -- 75 years ago
A caravan of 12 automobiles joined the Moline Association of Commerce good will tour yesterday to the Aledo fair, where more than 100 Moline residents celebrated Moline day.

1955 -- 50 years ago
An old Davenport landmark, the site of the former Kaiserhof Hotel at 214 W. River St., will soon be razed to make room for two parking lots.

1980 -- 25 years ago
No. 11638, a 38-year-old twin-engine C-45 airplane assigned to the Army Armament Material Readiness Command at Rock Island Arsenal, is the oldest aircraft in the active Army. After flying millions of miles, the World War II vintage plane is being retired today.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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